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Schwetzingen: Gardens, music festivals and more

Schwetzingen: Gardens, music festivals and more

Schwetzingen is centrally located between Mannheim and Heidelberg. This unassuming German town in Baden-Württemberg is full of surprises and is surrounded by sheer beauty. Visitors to the castle will be thrilled to see the spectacular gardens. Music lovers will be in for a treat, as well: the town offers world-renowned […]

June 11, 2021 ×

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Germany’s most scenic spots

Germany’s most scenic spots

While Germany may not boast iconic spots like the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum, it certainly does have its fair share of beautiful locations scattered throughout the country. Couples can picnic next to some of the most beautiful lakes in Europe or, instead, opt to stay in a hotel nestled […]

June 4, 2021 ×

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Blend in while Traveling Abroad

Blend in while Traveling Abroad

Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, bookings and trips may be cancelled or postponed, and travel to neighboring countries may not be allowed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend. For U.S. government employees, including service members, remember to always follow command regulations, […]

May 28, 2021 ×

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The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

The Four Most Famous Road Trip Routes in Germany

Germany is built for excellent road trips. It offers amazing forests, picturesque villages and breathtaking countryside packed with medieval castles and fortresses. If you are thinking about taking a road trip in Germany this summer, you’ve got options. You could try local drives through the Pfalz Forest or Black Forest. Or tour romantic […]

May 21, 2021 ×

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Virtual Explorer: Seven Benelux gems

Virtual Explorer: Seven Benelux gems

Even if you haven’t lived in Europe for long, you probably know that “Benelux” is a catch-all term for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. They’re usually lumped together because they’re just not that big (Belgium, for instance, is about the size of Maryland). Though the Benelux countries might lack square […]

May 14, 2021 ×

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Flea markets — hunting for treasures

Flea markets — hunting for treasures

We live in an area where lots of attention is given to the reselling of old goods. If flea markets are your thing, there is a wide selection of places to visit from weekend to weekend. Some markets happen in giant outdoor spaces – which are especially fun during spring […]

May 7, 2021 ×

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Virtual Explorer: Get Away to Greece

Virtual Explorer: Get Away to Greece

Greece is awesome for a lot of reasons. The food is amazing, the people are wonderfully warm, and the weather for most of the year is generally unbeatable. Oh, and then there’s the fact that Greece is one of the cradles of Western civilization. So much of what underpins life […]

April 30, 2021 ×

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Cinema & Cinema Highlights: April 23, 2021

Cinema & Cinema Highlights: April 23, 2021

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. Stand by Me (1986) Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while […]

April 23, 2021 ×

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Virtual Explorer:  Six excellent sites in the UK

Virtual Explorer: Six excellent sites in the UK

There’s a lot to love about the United Kingdom. If you like art and culture, the country’s got you covered. This is, after all, the land that brought us Shakespeare, the Beatles, and J.K. Rowling. The British isles also have a history that stretches back millennia. They’ve seen (and incorporated) […]

April 16, 2021 ×

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Cinema & Cinema Highlights: April 16, 2021

Cinema & Cinema Highlights: April 16, 2021

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability. The Half of It (2020) When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for the school jock Paul Munsky, she doesn’t expect to become his friend — or […]

April 16, 2021 ×